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Environment Canada ends wind warning for south coast

High winds whip up sand as a couple walks along Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday April 29, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Environment Canada has ended a special weather statement covering the Victoria area, Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Howe Sound.

Earlier Saturday, the agency said winds of 30 to 60 kilometres per hour were expected.

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Motorists heading to the Interior were also being warned about the possibility of snow at higher elevations.

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Environment Canada anticipates rain Saturday evening that could rapidly shift to snow as a cold front moves across southern B.C.

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The agency forecasts five to 10 centimetres of snow at higher elevations of the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt.

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The Pennask Summit on the Okanagan Connector, and Allison Pass and the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass on Highway 3 could all see between two and five centimetres of snow.

Environment Canada warns that the snowy conditions could also come with strong, gusty winds.

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